Performance by Brazilian composer and percussionist Nan� Vasconcelos (1944-) playing the berimbau, an instrument of African origin, for WBAI's Free Music Store in 1972. In addition to leading his own bands, Vasconcelos has played with Jon Hassell, Pat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry, and Egberto Gismonti, among others. Nan� is introduced by WBAI's Barbara Oka. Recorded by David Rapkin and produced by the Music Department of WBAI. Topics: Vasconcelos, Nan�, Brazilian music
National Lawyers Guild Executive Division Catherine Clark discusses Military Recruitment". She mentions the national hot-line that has been started for people with questions about discharge options and risks that people may face when they've been told to report to duty. Several of the calls have been from Puerto Rican women. " Source: KPFK
Jon Beaupre and Cindy Freedman hosted the KPFK coverage of the National March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, the third such march of its kind in US history. Organizers estimated an attendance of around one million. The controversy over both the ban on gays in the military and the government's inadequate response to the AIDS crisis were the two main foci of the march. KPFK's live coverage of the event includes recordings of speeches by Nancy Pelosi, Phill... Topics: Vaid, Urvashi., Studds, Gerry., Navratilova, Martina., Wilson, Phill., Lesbians -- Political...
Note: Tape 3 content begins around 00:01:43.Description: Actuality of a National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) rally held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Los Angeles in April, 1971. The emcee for the evening is actor Georg Stanford Brown. On Reel 1, Brown introduces a film, "Hiroshima & Nagasaki", the audio of which can be heard on the recording, and introduces Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Yoshimura. Reel 2 features a speech by Setsuko Yoshimura in Japanese, which is... Topics: californialightandsound, Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements, Cunningham, Sarah, Brown, Georg... Source: 4 Tapes of 4 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Performance by the Natural Sound Workshop, under the direction of Kirk Nurock, of experimental musical improvisations at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 10, 1973. The pieces performed are all group performances unless otherwise indicated: "Sounds in space"; "Rhythm chant"; "Solos" with Bard Klahr and Thomas Giles; "Passing"; performer Gershon Freidlin (appearing by permission of the Sebastoon Foundation); "Alice" by Bryant Hayes (text by... Topics: Audio art, Avant garde music
Several voices come together to tell the four part documentary on the life and influence of Nelson Mandela, South African president who served from 1994-1999 and the first president to be elected in South Africa by a representative democratic election. Sandra Radley is the producer, writer, and narrator. Bill Wax is the executive producer. Source: KPFA
"On Labor Day weekend in 1976, a group of around 130 collectivist-minded gay men gathered in Wolf Creek, Oregon to hold a ""Faggots and Class Struggle"" conference, sponsored by the Lavender and Red Union of the University of Oregon. The conference addressed the ""romantic myth"" of bourgeois individualism fostered by capitalist ideology, calling instead for a Maoist approach that celebrates collective identity and advocates outreach to working-class...
"Excerpts from the ""Faggots and Class Struggle"" Conference held Labor Day weekend, 1976, plus interviews with participants. A dialectical approach to personal politics including feminism in the movement and the particular oppression suffered by ""feminine identified"" men. Produced by the Fruit Punch Collective of KPFA Berkeley."
An absolutely authentic white cajun band from the Bayou Country plays a set of folk music. The Balfas holler and let you know they enjoy what they do. The band is made up of two fiddles, two guitars, an accordion, and a triangle. The recording fades with "Mardi Gras Jig." Source: KPFT
Barbara Londin speaks with geologist Sidney Horenstein about the natural features of the New York City borough of Queens. Horenstein explains how all of Queens' parks lie on top of a terminal moraine, how at one point all of the Great Lakes emptied out through the Hudson River, and the evolution of Queens' wooded areas. Horenstein also talks about the proliferation of plant nurseries in Queens in the early part of the 19th century and the pollution of Jamaica Bay. Source: WBAI
John D. Marks and others speaking possibly at congressional hearings. Telephone interview with John D. Marks. News report on three former FBI plots to kill San Diego State University economics professor Peter Boehmer. Broadcast on KPFK. Source: KPFK
Excerpts from a reading by women whose work appears in Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology, ed. Evelyn Torton Beck, published by Persephone Press (Watertown, MA), 1982. Recorded June 16, 1982 at WomanBooks in New York City. Irena Klepfisz introduces the evening with a message about the crisis in the Middle East. Features readings by Bernice Mennis, Evelyn "Evie" Beck, Irena Klepfisz, Gloria Greenfield, and Melanie Kaye. Produced by Shelley Messing. Contains sensitive language. Source: WBAI
WBAI's 99.5 Radio Theatre presents an adaptation for radio by Joanna Russ of the satirical 18th century novel by Thomas Love Peacock. The cast includes Albert Norton, John Wilson, Judy Richheimer, Karen de Bergh, Baird Searles, and Christopher Strater. Produced by Baird Searles, with assistance from Lee Crespi and Bob Lewis. Technical production by Sam Sanders. 15 seconds of tone appear at the beginning of the recording. This recording was formerly cataloged as BB3830.12. Topics: Radio plays, Peacock, Thomas Love, 1785-1866, Satire, English
NIXON RALLY - October 31, 1968. Actuality of a pro-Richard Nixon political rally. RECORDED: Madison Square Garden, New York City, 31 Oct. 1968. BROADCAST: WBAI. 1 Nov. 1968. (35 min.) BB3541 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: nixon, rally, president, election, madison, pacifica, politics, vietnam
Series Title: No appointment necessaryDescription: On this episode of No Appointment Necessary, lawyer David Finkel interviews California Superior Court Judge Jerry Pacht about due process in the criminal courts of the predominantly Chicano neighborhood of East Los Angeles.Call Number: BC1968Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the... Topics: californialightandsound, Judicial system--Los Angeles (Calif.), Chicanos--Legal status, laws,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Tracks 1 & 2: University Students for Law and Order (USLO) rally; interview with Robert Dussault (see also AZ1390). Track 3: Unidentified faculty chair reporting on a meeting of departmental chairs (see also AZ1390). Track 4-Track 5: Bruce Hinsdale[sp?] reporting from outside the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center. He interviews Robert Middle, Susan Troopman[sp?] who discusses her experience in the jail, Carol Nussinov[sp?] (see also AZ 1390). Track 7: Greek Theater, U.C. Berkeley, December... Source: KPFA
Philosophy Professor Joseph Tussman addresses the crowd about the faculty's decision to suspend classes and their decision to create a chairman's proposal. He ends by saying, "I want to express directly my high appreciation for the moral quality and integrity of students who have been involved in this whole controversy." Following, Morris W. Hirsch from the Department of Mathematics, reads the resolution which was approved unanimously at a meeting of approximately 200 faculty members... Source: KPFA
The recording begins with walkie-talkie sounds. Bettina Aptheker speaks on the event at the Greek Theater with President Kerr and Mario Savio. Professor Robert L. Baloof, chairman of Speech Deptartment, states his opinion on the Free Speech Movement and encourages students to not lose sight of substantial change in their deliberations. Jack Weinberg makes a reference to a Civil Rights Movement song which states "keep your eyes on the prize". He mentions that he had expected a... Source: KPFA